I found this recent review of the Magellan eXplorist 310 GPSr. The only complaint the author had is that the batteries ran out quickly. He does not mention what kind of batteries he was using but I’ll bet you 10 to 1 they were not Energizer Ultimate Lithium. I get weeks of use out of my Garmin 62st with Energizer Ultimate Lithium.
Also according to the author he also did not really use it to navigate but more like a map. He could have saved a lot of money if he had just bought a city map.
CLICK HERE to read the review.
I would still go with a Garmin for serious navigation. There are many more FREE maps for the Garmins then for the Magellans. I don’t even know of ANY free maps for the Magellan.